Essential OilsMoisturizing Essential Oil Rough Hand Salve Recipe

Moisturizing Essential Oil Rough Hand Salve Recipe

This homemade moisturizing essential oil rough hand salve recipe is detailed in this step by step tutorial works wonders for curing hard working hands.

Moisturizing Essential Oil Rough Hand Salve Recipe

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People use lotions to care for dry skin, but it may not be the best option because it can leave the hands quite greasy for a bit. The salve will stay on the surface and make it feel like a slippery floor, which is why naturalists make their own hand moisturizers. This one has the salve go deep into the skin, is lightly scented, and can be used on the hands, elbows, and knees – anywhere that is dry.

Get 1 oz. of beeswax, ¾ cup of olive oil, ¼ cup of avocado oil, ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil, and 10 to 15 drops of essential oils of choosing (sweet orange and grapefruit, for example). Liquid oils should total 1 cup.


grated beeswax

olive oil

avocado oil

Vitamin E oil

essential oil of your choosing

Get beeswax in a block (like cheese) and grate it; or, get it pre-grated if possible. Melt it in a microwave for 1-2 minutes at 50% power. Add the vitamin E and essential oils and stir it up. Keep it less than 15 drops because the skin cannot take in too much drops of it at once. Pour the slave into a container of choice and let it cool overnight. Put a lid on it and store it at room temperature, at maximum 72 degrees, and then try a bit of it to start.

The salve should be soft and very easy to apply on. It feels nice, doesn’t it? Enjoy!

Moisturizing Essential Oil Rough Hand Salve Recipe
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Measuring cups and spoons

Microwave OR double boiler

Stand grater

Clean jars or tins with lids for storing finished product

Spatula or spoon

Kitchen scale (optional)

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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